Friday, December 31, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I know I should eat more of these kinds of 'things' ... but actually, I was only in this one for the colors. I enjoy working from life. Especially when the lighting stays the same long enough to complete the painting. 12"x9" oil on linen.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Steve showed me this site in Radnor park. They're in the process of registering this site historically. It was interesting enough for me to paint. I like the way the trees lead your eye the area of primary focus. It was started plein air, then finished in the studio. 6"x8" oil on linen.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Late day warm light is great! That's what drew me to paint this one. The location of this painting is in Cedar Hill, Tn. We'll be painting there soon in pleinair with the Chestnut Group ... I'm certainly looking forward to that! 20"x16" oil on masonite.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Here's the second painting that was entered in the Roswell, GA paintout. The water was basically finished on the first day, so the rain didn't really effect me to bad at this location. This painting is 16"x12" and 'Inclined to Hear' is 10"x8". Both are painted on linen and the medium is oil. Both are for sale, if you are interested.
I entered a paintout in Roswell, GA last month. This was the first paintout for me and it lasted for three days. Each of the 75 artists could enter only two paintings and the paintings couldn't be touched up in the studio ... so, it was totally a pleinair competition. This is a painting from under the Vickery Creek walk across bridge. I arrived late and only had two days to paint ... the plan was to pick a morning spot/painting and an evening spot/painting for two days. These would be my two paintings to enter into the competition. The sunlight would be basically the same. However, it rained BIGTIME the night after the first day. The creek waters were about one and a half feet DEEPER on the morning of the second day and the water went from being very transparent to being opaque and muddy! I had to finish the painting from memory. The best part was that I won second place with this painting! Thank you, Lord ... for an experience that I'll never forget!!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The heron at Radnor is always on time for breakfast early in the morning about every day. Most folks who walk the trails no him. The colors on the lake this particular morning were awesome! It's a great place to visit. The last time I was there I saw two large owls in a tree about thirty feet from me ... fourteen deer on the trails ... and many friendly people along the trails as well. 30"x24" Oil on linen.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
1st Baptist Church in Nashville has a art contest every year. The theme is 'The Prodigal Son'. You could paint a picture from the perspective of either the son, brother, or the father. I decided to participate this year and chose the perspective of the father. This painting makes me think of the way the Heavenly Father desires for His children to come back when we go astray.
Thanks Larry for posing for me! 18"x24" Oil on linen.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
This mansion is titled Bethel Place. It's really much nicer than this painting shows. It was built in 1855 and can be found just a few miles southwest of Columbia, TN. I sure wish it would have been sunny instead of overcast, rainy, and cold. This is the first painting that I painted from inside my car (at least it was started inside my car). 12"x9" Oil on linen.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
We actually got some snow this year. I made it a point to get out and take photos of some of it to paint later ... this photo inspired me. I'm really liking the surface of this Belgian linen. It's texture isn't overly rough and the weave seems to be slightly irregular. Thanks Mr. Richard Schmid, for suggesting it on your website. Oil on linen at 12"x9".
Getting ready for a show at Columbia, TN. This is a view of the garden behind the James K. Polk home built in 1816. It would have been nice to show the garden as it would appear in full bloom in a month or so ... but hey ... it looked interesting enough to me just the other day. Oil on linen at 12"x9".